It was reported tonight, that due to the uncertainty of the Corona Virus Pandemic. Apparently having one of the greatest commentators in Philadelphia is a luxury that they cannot afford. Along with J.T. Realmuto.
I am not a big Phillies fan, but I am Flyers fan and I love Jim Jackson. He has been a commentator with Phillies for 14 years until today.
Jim Jackson will continue to voice the Flyers when hockey comes back, but he will be sorely missed in the Phillies booth.
He posted this on Twitter:
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer the team is losing over $100 million due to the pandemic. They also may be letting go scouts and player staff. The team only raised $320,000 from the cut outs.
This comes out over a week after the Phillies announced a buyout package for full time employees, more layoffs are coming.